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Cocci Experts- Will you check my checklist?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wbruder17, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Well, it was bound to happen. Good thing I am constantly on BYC and I know what to look for.
    I have 8 chicks, 5ish weeks old. They have been fed medicated feed from the start, but I saw some bloody poos this morning. I hurried to the feed store after work and picked up Sulmet. The chicks are still actiive and no major fluffiing.

    1. I scrubbed out both crates with bleach and antibacterial soap. (there are 4 chicks in each extra large dog crate)
    2. I soaked and scrubbed feeders and waterers.
    3. Added 1tsp Sulmet to about 3/4 quart water.
    4. Put sweet corn in waterer to make them drink a bunch right away.

    Anything I missed? Is it possible for them to get too much Sulmet?

  2. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Sorry, another question or two:

    Giving them all a dose of Sulmet wouldn't hurt any of them, if they perchance didn't have cocci, would it?

    2. Some folks mentioned that it is hard on their stomachs and to give sugar free yogurt after the treatment? Is thiis a yes or a no?

    I've read many posts on it allready, and am just trying to makke sure I've done everything I can. They are all very acttively scratching around in the fresh shavingg and straw, so perhaps. I caught it in time?

    Thanks all!

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